Elections and Voter Information

Vote California Mobile Apps

A Mobile Tool for Voting Information

The Vote California App was developed and launched by the California Secretary of State, The Pew Charitable Trusts and California counties, to connect voters with the essential information they need to cast their ballots.

 

Get it on Google Play

Upcoming Election Deadlines

 

Election DateVoter RegistrationVote-by-Mail
Ballot Request
Completed Ballots,
Including Vote-by-Mail Ballots
June 5, 2018,
Statewide Direct Primary Election

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Online or Postmark by
May 21, 2018
Must arrive by
May 29, 2018
Personally delivered ballots: Must be delivered
by close of polls on June 5, 2018;
Mailed ballots: Must be postmarked on or before
June 5, 2018, and received by your county
elections office no later than June 8, 2018.

About Elections

The Elections Division oversees all federal and state elections within California. In every statewide election, California prepares voter information pamphlets in ten languages — English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese — for approximately 19.4 million registered voters. As the chief elections officer for the largest state in the nation, the California Secretary of State tests and certifies all voting equipment for security, accuracy, reliability and accessibility in order to ensure that every vote is counted as it was cast. The Secretary also ensures election laws and campaign disclosure requirements are enforced, maintains a statewide database of all registered voters, certifies the official lists of candidates for elections, tracks and certifies ballot initiatives, compiles election returns and certifies election results, educates California citizens about their voting rights, and promotes voter registration and participation.

More about the Elections Division

Elections Contact

Register to Vote

Elections Division
1500 11th Street, 5th Floor
Sacramento CA 95814
Phone: (916) 657-2166
Fax:(916) 653-3214
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
(excluding state holidays

Email Elections Division Staff

Voter Hotlines

  • (800) 345-VOTE (8683) - English
  • (800) 232-VOTA (8682) - español / Spanish
  • (800) 339-2857 - 中文 / Chinese
  • (888) 345-2692 - हिन्दी / Hindi
  • (800) 339-2865 - 日本語 / Japanese
  • (888) 345-4917 - ខ្មែរ / Khmer
  • (866) 575-1558 - 한국어 / Korean
  • (800) 339-2957 - Tagalog
  • (855) 345-3933 - ภาษาไทย / Thai
  • (800) 339-8163 - Việt ngữ / Vietnamese
    (800) 833-8683 - TTY/TDD